Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary in late fall © Richard Johnson
© Richard Johnson

Nearly all of this property was designated a priority habitat of state-listed rare species, which is why Mass Audubon collaborated with public and private conservation organizations, as well as private landowners, to protect and manage this sanctuary. Wandering through pine forest on old carriage roads and deer paths, you may encounter a roosting Great Horned Owl or a wading heron at the marsh edge.

Location: Stockton Shortcut, Wareham, MA
Hours: Trails, daily dawn to dusk

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School & Group Programs

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Programs for Groups

Great Neck offers programs for schools, scout troops, organizations, adults, and families. Come to the sanctuary, or we'll come to you! Learn more >

Explore the Trails

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Explore the Trails

Walk or hike 4 miles of trails that wander through pine forest on old carriage roads. Try looking for Great Horned Owls along the way! See the map >

Sanctuary News & Events

Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary in early fall © Jesse Ferreira

Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

The South Coast Sanctuaries team is very excited by the privilege of adding the grounds of the Sacred Heart Retreat Center to our Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. It is an incredibly important parcel and a huge conservation success story.

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